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The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

Erin Whitney

Here's Why Joe From 'Halt And Catch Fire' Isn't Just Another Don Draper

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment

AMC’s newest series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” is not just a show about technology in the ‘80s, but one about the human desire to accomplish some...

Mad Men: All Business Is Personal

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.30.2014 | TV
Darryl Woodard

Roger Sterling will definitely be one of the favorites of the Mad Men characters missed when the show concludes next year. But also I believe one of the other secondary characters will also be missed, and that is Harry Crane, acted by Rick Sommer.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

White House Accidentally Leaks Series Finale of Mad Men

Spencer Green | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The White House accidentally revealed the long-awaited series finale of the popular TV show Mad Men. "An early screener of the episode was downloaded ...

Christopher Rosen

Why The 'Mad Men' Midseason Finale Was So Super Sad

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment

"Mad Men" was so sneaky sad during the first portion of its final season that it's no wonder the soul-crushing mid-season finale ended in a musical nu...

Maureen Ryan

From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.26.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" final season, "Waterloo," which also serves as the show's 2014 finale (it retur...

Mad Men's "Dancing In the Dark": The Importance of Choice and a New Definition of Family

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.21.2014 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Chances are good that Don and some in his Mad Men family are allowing this growth to happen.

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 05.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

I, Mad Men Hunter

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Don Draper may have won the opening skirmish but this war is just beginning. When I kicked open the office door he was reclining in his chair, feet ...

Mad Men: Direction Amidst Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper continued his move toward redemption and re-emergence as a career success in the latest episode of Mad Men, the more than a little bizarre "The Runaways." But as one brilliant talent continued in a positive direction, another careened precipitously into emotional collapse.

How Character Development IN 'Mad Men' Drives Conflict

Jesse Damiani | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

As Mad Men nears the close of its final season's first half, much of the discussion surrounding it has morphed into a rhetorical echo chamber: Does it deserve the hype?

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

Maureen Ryan

Two Wildly Different Images You'll Never Unsee On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.12.2014 | TV

Don't read on unless you have seen "The Runaways," the fifth episode of "Mad Men's" final season. "This is the best place to be right now." -- Mega...

Jon Hamm Takes Selfies With Himself

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Celebrity

Don Draper is now immortalized in wax. Jon Hamm's "Mad Men" character has achieved perhaps the highest honor in all the land by being the newest w...

"Scrooge, Don Draper, and Patrick Bateman Walk Into a Bar... "

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

Early Scrooge and Draper appear "normal" enough, if unsavory, to be representative of mainstream society, yet we are aware of a low-grade pathology at work. Bateman would drive off the cliff, laughing maniacally.

Don Draper and the New York Mets: 1969, A Year of Miracles

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.09.2014 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Do you remember what Don, in a burst of fury, found under a radiator in Lane's former office? It was a Mets pennant! By the end of our last segment that pennant was off the floor and on Don's office wall, front and center.

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

Mad Men: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

Lauren Duca

Will Don Draper Ever Fully Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Spoiler Alert: Do not read, if you have yet to recoil at the pile of awkwardness that is "Mad Men," Season 7, Episode 4, "Field Day." As of the mos...

Maureen Ryan

Two Field Trips Gone Wrong On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen "Field Trip," Sunday's Season 7 episode of "Mad Men." "They lose their confidence." -- Megan's agent "Okay."...

Don Draper Isn't So Untouchable Anymore

Molly Fosco | Posted 06.24.2014 | TV
Molly Fosco

In a sweaty state of anxiety, he's been confronted with many demons whether it be PTSD from the war or memories of his disturbing childhood growing up in a whore house. But he's always prevailed because he's Don Draper and no one can touch him.

Mad Men: More Hope and Some Change

William Bradley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Valentine's Day 1969 finds not much romance amongst the Sterling Cooper crew and no little consternation over work. But there are some definite green shoots of hope and change popping up amidst the confusion and anger.

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' And Missed Connections On Valentine's Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.22.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen "A Day's Work," Sunday's Season 7 episode of "Mad Men." Some wounds are so deep that they never go away, and y...

As Mad Men's Ending Begins, So Does a Shift to Shangri-LA

William Bradley | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Don considers his future, with one foot in New York and the other in California, and neither on especially solid ground, another New Yorker has made a fast adjustment to the California lifestyle.